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post #58 of Old 10-01-2013
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Re: How to report AIS violations?

Originally Posted by JimMcGee View Post
They're restricted by draft in a channel; I'm required to stay out of the way.

Outside a narrow channel, if I see a ship or barge headed my way I'll make a clear course change that moves me AWAY from a point of possible collision such that my intentions are clear. If I'm even remotely close I'll hail them on 13 and let them know my intentions.

Common Sense:
Stay the hell away from something that is huge, can't stop or steer very well in close quarters, may not see you and can surely kill you.

Is there really something to debate here??????

For me, only one rule applies when running a body of water like Delaware Bay:

Size Matters...

Both pics taken on Delaware Bay last October, on the same day the BOUNTY departed New London...
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